Category Archives: Christmas

It’s the first day of Advent, get your Christmassy books here:


Wishing all our readers…

…The very happiest Christmas. We hope your stockings were stuffed with books.




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Christmas books!

It’s always a struggle to know when is the right time to tell you about our Christmas books… too soon and everyone comes over all bah humbug, too late and there’s no time for you to make that must-have Christmas jumper.

But it’s December now, and you should all be munching your advent chocolates – so let’s break them out.

You can find the full selection here.




New from the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

snow gardenSeven stories to span the Christmas holidays:

A Faraway Smell of Lemon : The School Term has ended. It is almost Christmas but Binny, out last-minute shopping couldn’t feel less like wishing glad tidings to all men. Ducking out of the rain she finds herself in the sort of shop she would never normally visit.

The Marriage Manual: Christmas Eve. Two parents endeavour to construct their son’s Christmas present from a DIY kit and in the process find themselves deconstructing their marriage.

Christmas at the Airport: A glitch in the system, travellers stranded and all sorts of lives colliding in the face of a sudden birth…

The Boxing Day Ball: Maureen has never been out with the local girls before. Who knew that a disco in the Village Hall could be life-changing? A

Snow Garden: Two little boys, dumped with their divorced father for his share of the Christmas holidays and none of them with a clue how to enjoy it.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas: The most famous boy in the world comes home hoping to escape the madness with a normal family Christmas.

Trees: As if Christmas wasn’t wearing enough, now his elderly parent is asking for a hole in the ground. Father and son break old habits and plant a tree to mark the start of the new year.

Seven stories as funny, joyous, poignant and memorable as Christmas should be.

Reserve a copy.

Feeling Festive? Enjoy some Christmas books!

We’ve picked a selection of our favourite new festive books this year for your enjoyment. From seasonal recipes to heart-warming fiction – with plenty of Christmas craft ideas along the way.


Take a look at the full list on our catalogue; remember, it’s just 60p to reserve any book to your closest library.

Our favourite winter & Christmas books

Some of our most beautiful and wintry non-fiction. You can find and reserve all these books on our catalogue:

Christmas crochet for hearth, home & tree by Edie Eckman

Christmas on a plate by Emma Marsden

The great British bake off: Christmas by Lizzie Kamenetzky

Primrose Bakery Christmas by Martha Swift

Stitch the halls!: 15 modern decorations to stitch and make for Christmas by Sophie Simpson

Hook, stitch & give : 30 creative crochet presents by Kat Goldin

Winter cocktails : mulled ciders, hot toddies, punches, pitchers, and cocktail party snacks by Maria del Mar Sacasa

Beautiful winter : holiday wreaths, garlands, and decorations for your home and table by Edle Catharina Norman

Christmas crafting in no time : 50 step-by-step projects and inspirational ideas by Clare Youngs

Snowflakes and schnapps by Jane Lawson

Delia’s happy Christmas by Delia Smith

Scandinavian Christmas stockings : classic designs to knit for the festive season by Mette Handberg

Animal hats to knit : 20 wild projects for you to create! by Luise Roberts

Christmas magic : festive favourites made easy by Kate Shirazi



The Hairy Bikers’ 12 days of Christmas by Dave Myers and Si King

The Hairy Bikers seem just right for Christmas- maybe it’s the beards. Either way, these recipes are mouthwatering and will certainly see you through the festive period. There are recipes for gifts, drinks, christmas baking, full-blown turkey and trimmings, breakfasts and more; with the odd cracker joke thrown in for good luck.

Pass the cheese straws, I’m feeling peckish.

Reserve 12 Days of Christmas

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